NoteCollection of correspondence, reports, statistics, publications, and clippings related to the relief effort for those blinded by the disastrous explosion of a weapons ship off the coast of Halifax, Nova Scotia on December 6, 1917, which left between 500-600 people with eye injuries. Edward E. Allen, the third director of Perkins Institution (now Perkins School for the Blind), was a member of the Red Cross Committee on Eye Victims of the Halifax Disaster. Allen also authored a paper titled “The Halifax Disaster of December 6, 1917 in its Relation To Blindness”, published by the American Association of Instructors of the Blind, 1918.
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Some items from this collection were omitted from this digitization project. A sample with student health information has been omitted for privacy reasons, as have the publications from Folder 35 which are already available online.The clippings in this collection are digitized, transcribed, and available online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/perkinsarchive/sets/72157637194704926